News for Monday, October 25, 2010

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Craig City Council, DOW to address local deer population

Groups to discuss management, removal options of urban deer

The Craig City Council will host a meeting tonight with the Colorado Division of Wildlife to address what Mayor Don Jones said is a growing concern for many Craig residents. The two groups will meet at 5:30 p.m. at Craig City Hall during a public work session to discuss several deer population management and removal options. They will also seek feedback and concerns from residents.

Steamboat businessman Kellogg remains in custody

Hearing date postponed; Steamboat businessman held at federal facility in Englewood

Steamboat Springs homeowner and real estate developer Brooks Kellogg remains in custody, at a federal detention facility in Englewood, after his arrest last week on suspicion of trying to pay for murder. His rescheduled court date is 1:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at U.S. District Court in Denver.

On the Record for Oct. 25, 2010

On the Record for Oct. 25, 2010

Sports spotlight: Kelly Ciesco

Age: 16, Moffat County High School junior Sport: Cross-country How did you get your start in your sport? “I don’t know what it was that got me excited about it. (Coach Todd) Trapp was always talking about it in PE in my freshman year, and I joined my sophomore year.”

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MCHS cross-country teams win 1st overall, individually in regional races

At their last meet, the Moffat County High School boys and girls cross-country teams took home first place in every category. So, it only made sense to do the same thing again, only at a higher level. The MCHS runners repeated their sweep of the Oct. 14 Rifle Invitational by winning the 4A Region 5 meet Saturday in Cortez.

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My Life, My Words: Bob Meckley — Sowing the seeds of business

“We’ve been in business for 22 years, we started in 1989. When we first opened, we only had a couple pallets sitting out front and very little flowers. From that time, we’ve went to a full greenhouse and probably over 100 trees and 100 shrubs available for the customers. We offer a long line of service, building retaining walls and block walls. We have fountains for sale, we have Christmas trees at Christmastime. This year, in addition to the Christmas trees, I’m going to be doing an angel room. They’ll be smaller than the big ones I’ve got here. They’re in honor of my wife and my daughter.

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Models, pets grace catwalk during Rescues and Runways fashion show in Craig

On Saturday, 30 amateur local models strutted the length of an improvised runway in the center of the Centennial Mall in Craig. The models twirled and posed amid the sounds of thumping bass grooves and barking dogs. Yes, barking dogs.

Immediate future bright for downtown Craig

Clint Gabbert sat behind the counter at his pet store, The Jungle, on Saturday amid the ambient sounds of bubbling aquariums and chirping crickets. But, that wasn’t the only noise — ominous Halloween music streamed from his open laptop computer. The musical selections that filled the air — songs like “Purple People Eater” and “The Witch Doctor” — are part of a grand spectacle Gabbert plans to unleash on Craig beginning today.

Datebook for Oct. 25

8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. The Craig Middle School library, 915 Yampa Ave., hosts a Scholastic book fair. Proceeds from the book fair will be used to purchase books for the library. Call 826-6332. 10 to 11 a.m. National Arthritis Foundation swimming takes place at the American Legion Post 62 pool, 1055 Moffat County Road 7. Call 824-3625.

On the Record for Oct. 25, 2010

The Memorial Hospital EMS Saturday, Oct. 23 An ambulance crew conducted a transport. An ambulance crew responded to a report of a trauma.

Ponikvar: To a job well done

To the editor: We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Craig City Council, Randy Call, and the City Road and Bridge Department for a job well done completing the road and utilities project on Steele Street. The paving of Steele Street was well overdue. Other streets paved and chip sealed this year continue to provide Craig with some of the best streets of anywhere we have been.

Sports Briefs: MCHS volleyball falls Saturday

The Moffat County High School varsity volleyball team finished its regular season Saturday, losing in match-ups with Battle Mountain and Eagle Valley. The team was swept in both games, losing three straight sets each time. The morning game with Battle Mountain saw scores of 25-22, 25-18 and 25-16. The Bulldogs beat the Huskies 3-1 in their last meeting on Oct. 2.

H. Neal Glanville: Sewing up the loopholes

As we approach the mid-term elections, the majority of us realize any change no matter how slight is a step in the right direction. The name-calling and attempts at degrading an opponent’s character are in fact “much ado about nothing.” Very little can be said about a candidate’s personal life that hasn’t been magnified tenfold by some pork barrel-fed rug rat that’s been in office long enough to know just how hard to pull on anyone’s string and just when to let go.

Briefs: Workshop for brain injury survivors set

A workshop for brain injury survivors is scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at The Center of Craig, 601 Yampa Ave. The workshop will inform visitors on benefits and programs available to help them find employment.

Criswell: To a great program

To the editor: Thank you for Brian Smith’s great article and pictures of the Little Snake River Valley School’s football team you printed in Saturday’s paper. Coach Bates is to be commended for the terrific job he has done, along with his capable assistants Scott Herold, Jesse Herold and Jack Cobb.

Gorbet: Vote no on lodging tax

To the editor: I have worked for the lodging industry here in Craig for 5 1/2 years. I deal with our visitors on a daily basis, and have conversations with them about things ranging from the weather to the proposed lodging tax.

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Steamboat greets governor hopeful Hickenlooper

Denver Mayor draws cheers on brief campaign stop

Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, the Democratic candidate for governor, got a warm reception on a chilly day during a brief visit to Steamboat on Sunday.

Business Beat: Chiropractic clinic employee gains certification

Dr. Kirk McKey’s chiropractic clinic has been offering drug and alcohol testing for some time now. The business recently announced that Hazel Holdridge has been certified with LifeLock to perform the tests, in addition to McKey. The tests are available to be purchased by businesses or individuals.

Horoscope for Oct. 25

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Check to see if something you’re planning for the future can be reorganized in a manner that would actually suit your present needs. If it would work later, why not try it now? SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — If you find yourself once again involved with someone who previously treated you shabbily, be on guard. Generally, people are creatures of habit and you could end up being a “patsy” once again.

Annie's Mailbox: Wife wondering if she should take hubby back

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for 26 years. “Cliff” had a midlife crisis after seeing photographs of himself at our daughter’s wedding. I knew he took the aging process hard, and I tried to help him through it.

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Completion of Yampa Valley Regional Airport project a year away

Improvements slated for completion in 12 months; winter preparations under way

In about a year, Dean Smith said, Yampa Valley Regional Airport will look very different than it does now. It’ll look very different in a few weeks, too, when winter travel season is in full swing and crowds throng the Hayden airport’s terminal.